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Bed Bath & Beyond Names Lynda Markoe as Chief People & Culture Officer

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) has announced the appointment of Lynda Markoe as EVP, chief people & culture officer. Markoe has extensive industry experience from over 30 years at major retailers and will join the company in September.   

As a key member of the leadership team, Markoe will report to President and CEO Mark Tritton and will be responsible for the company's People growth pillar, which is focused on creating a talent engine and culture that attracts, retains and develops diverse and high-performing teams. She will oversee the cultural transformation of the business around the company's core values and purpose. 

"We are excited to welcome Lynda to our leadership team,” said Tritton. “She brings a wealth of experience from some of the world's leading retailers, delivering strategic results through talent management and cultural change. As we rebuild our authority in the home and develop our omni-always future, Lynda's experience and dynamic leadership will help connect our purpose, strategy and culture to accelerate the people powered transformation of our business." 

"Mark has assembled an impressive leadership team, and I am honored to be a part of it,” said Markoe. “I look forward to accelerating the Company's cultural transformation and supporting its broader purpose to make it easy to feel at home.  This transformation will be values driven with our associates at the center as we build an experience that is inspired by our customers." 

Since 2003, Markoe has held various leadership roles at J.Crew Group, Inc., including chief administrative officer and global head of human resources. During her tenure at J.Crew, she drove the company's talent organization and strategies, including developing a global workforce with capabilities across, brands, channels and locations. She integrated the talent strategy and the business strategy while championing culture and associate engagement. Prior to that, Markoe was a human resources leader at Gap Inc. from 1988 until 2003. 

Markoe succeeds Bill Gilooly, who will work closely with her to ensure a smooth transition before departing the company. "I want to thank Bill for all his work at Bed Bath & Beyond. He's a respected colleague and friend, and we truly appreciate his dedication over the last 15+ years," said Tritton. 

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